Rainland Blog Tour Introduction

Hi everyone. Today is the first day of the blog tour for my newly published book. I have an excerpt for you to read. Enjoy!


Eerie silence. Dark sky. Unbearable heat. Air as stagnant as the water at the bottom of a well. No substantial shelter within miles.

An ominous feeling welled up inside of Thomas. Something bad was going to happen and it was going to—

A loud crash tore through the humid night as if it were ripping a gigantic hole through the sky. Immediately, torrents of angry rain poured from the clouds like a river cascading over a rocky cliff. Thomas, who was completely drenched the minute the rain reached him, was knocked off his feet by the force of the water. He stared into the sky in utter horror. An angry black cloud was rapidly rotating above him. A tornado! Frantically, Thomas tried to get to his feet, but the torrential rain was too strong and he soon gave up. Squeezing his eyes shut as tightly as he could, Thomas braced himself for the impact. The agonizing wait, while no more than five seconds, seemed to last forever. With a tremendous roar, Thomas was sucked into the swirling wind. Where was he going to land? The spinning stopped. He had landed on something solid.

“That’s not a cow!” screeched a high-pitched voice nearby.

“If it’s not a cow, what is it?” asked a second voice.

Thomas sat up and opened his eyes. Everything was spinning around him. He shook himself, trying to get rid of his dizziness. “W-where am I?” he sputtered thickly.

“You’ve entered the world of rain by the mistake of our captain,” grumbled the first voice, which he could now tell was coming from a rather large raindrop that was standing over him. “He thought you were a cow.”

“I-I don’t understand,” Thomas replied, bewildered.

“Well, first of all, let me introduce myself,” replied the first voice. “I am A Water. We are all raindrops. The captain is Captain H2O. Now, we all live in the clouds, but we do not have everything we need. When we need something, like a cow, we touch down on the ground and pick it up. Captain H2O thought you were a cow. That is why he directed us to pick you up.”

Thomas, still in a daze, looked around to see what he could make of his surroundings. There was an entire city in the clouds inhabited by thousands upon thousands of raindrops. There were railings all along the borders of the cloud as a feeble attempt to keep the raindrops from falling out. The hard surface on which he had landed was made of mismatched boards, worn from years of constant use. He could see massive staircases spiraling downward in multiple places on the deck-like floor of the cloud. He assumed they must lead to some sort of basement. It would not make much sense to build a stairway that led to the open sky.

As of this morning, Thomas had not imagined that raindrops could talk, let alone build a city. Turning his head, Thomas focused his attention back on the raindrop who had spoken to him earlier. “Now that you know I am not a cow, how am I going to get back home?”

“You’re not going home; not yet anyway,” the captain stated matter-of-factly, stepping forward and placing his glasses on the tip of his nose. “We need you.”

“W-what do you mean?” Thomas asked. Immediately, panic overwhelmed him as the realization hit him. He was trapped in an unknown world with absolutely no way out. He was helpless…at the mercy of an army of talking raindrops. He sank down with a groan of despair.

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Blog tour schedule:

August 29

Introduction and excerpt at Sarah Allerding 

August 30
Author Interview at The Overactive Imagination 
Book Spotlight at Jaye L. Knight 
August 31st
Author interview at Bookish Orchestrations
September 1st
September 2nd
Book Review at My Bookcase and I
September 3rd
Character Interview Drip at A Day in the Life 


Rainland Cover Reveal

Hi everyone. Today I am revealing the cover for my new book which was designed by Perry Elisabeth Design. I don’t have a definite release date yet, but I am hoping it will be sometime in August.


About the book 

When Thomas gets caught in a summer storm, he is sucked into the world of raindrops through a tornado. He learns he will not be allowed to return until he can defeat the lightning, which has been hurling raindrops from the clouds. Many adventures await him in this strange land. Is everything just as the raindrops say it will be? Is it the lightning they need to defend themselves against, or is there a much greater foe behind the disturbing disappearances?



And here’s the Cover…




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Author Interview: Nicole Sager

Hi Everyone. Today I have an author interview with Nicole Sager to share with you.


Hi Nicole. Welcome to my blog. Will you please tell me a little bit about yourself?

-Thank you for hosting me, Sarah! I’m a homeschool grad in my late-20s living with my family in the Midwest. I’ve been writing stories for 15-16 years, and published my first book, The Heart of Arcrea, when I was 23. I love reading historical Christian Fiction, and coffee is my favorite beverage!


What do you like best about writing?

-I love watching the story unfold. I usually have an idea of where to start and where to finish, but the middle tends to come piece-by-piece as I pray for wisdom. I love watching God pull it all together, and I’m honored that He allows me to play a small part in putting it on paper. Also, I find that the spiritual lessons my characters are learning somehow mirror what I’m learning in my own life, so for me to watch the story come together is also to watch a life-lesson get resolved.


What do you find is the hardest thing about writing?

-Haha! Waiting for the story to unfold in my mind so I can write it! God is still teaching me patience, so it’s hard to wait on His timing when I want to get the story done now!


What do you hope people get out of reading your books?

-My prayer has been that God will use each book to somehow bless each reader; that He would use my books as a tool in touching lives and drawing at least one person to Christ for salvation. I hope readers are encouraged as they walk alongside the characters to cultivate godly attributes in their own lives, and inspired in their walk of faith.


What inspired you to write the Arcrean Conquest series and the companion books, Hebbros and Burdney?

-About the time I came up with the name Druet, and wanted to write a story about a hero who was also a blacksmith, my little brother came up with the name Arcrea, and told me I could use it in a story if I wanted to. The story sprouted from there and continued to grow as more characters and places were introduced, each with a tale of their own to tell! Some of them are still waiting in line, anxious to share their story with readers. Unfortunately, Miss Sager hasn’t been able to keep up!


If you could only have one of your books published, which one would you choose? Why?

-Ooooh!! Tough question! Let me see… If you’ve read any of my recent interviews you’ve see that, several times now, I called Burdney my favorite. A lot of “me” went into that one and it holds a special place in my heart. However! If I could choose only one to publish I think I would end up picking The Heart of Arcrea. My first published novel, there’s just something about “Heart” that draws me back to it again and again. I think it offers readers simple examples in developing character that are nevertheless powerful if put into practice. The entire Arcrean journey started with the Heart, and I think if the other stories had not been published, readers would still have the ability to build on it with their own imaginations!


Thanks again for hosting me, Sarah! I love connecting with readers through any of my social media pages, so click on a link below, Like or Follow my page, and if you’re on Pinterest join the fun on my Arcrea Group Board (comment so I can add you!). I look forward to hearing from you!





Author Interview: Espionage

    I am participating in a blog tour for Morgan Huneke’s new book, Espionage. You can see the schedule for the rest of the blog tour here.


About the book

Espionage“Sir Roland has invited us to visit for the Autumn Feast.”


“Do we have to go, Papa? I couldn’t feast with the most crooked politician in all of Briznom.”


As the daughter of a Briznomian vassal lord, Vannie Cumberland has spent her childhood immersed in the world of politics. Relations between Briznom and the neighboring country of Calhortz are strained due to the tyrannical rule of the strytes. A proposed alliance could calm relations between the two countries, but would come at the cost of Briznom’s freedom.


When her father’s political archenemy invites them to the Autumn Feast, Vannie uncovers an evil scheme endangering the life of someone close to her. Personal enmity comes to a dangerous head as Vannie struggles to expose the corruption and stop the alliance. Time is running out.


Events are becoming too big for her to handle. Will Sir Roland’s son help or will things finally spiral out of control?


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Author Interview

Welcome to my blog, Morgan. Will you tell me a little bit about yourself?

Thanks for having me! I’m a 20-year-old Christian children’s book author, a librarian, a seamstress, and a violinist. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade, and graduated two years ago. I’ve been involved in politics since I was eight years old, and am a part of the campaign team that sent Barry Loudermilk to congress. I’m a conservative and I love history, particularly American history, and those interests and beliefs always manage to make it into my books. I’m passionate about restoring America and turning the people back towards God, and that’s why I write what I write.


What inspired you to write Espionage?

Primarily a dream I had. Somehow, that dream gave me the storyline, title, characters, and cover, and when you get a package deal like that, you can’t ignore it. I also needed to explore Briznom and understand the political climate. It’s going to be important in book 3 of Time Captives, so I had to understand it properly before finishing the trilogy.


How does this book fit in with the Time Captives series?

It’s set in the same world at the same time. It takes place around the end of The Crossways and the beginning of Crannig Castle. The Time Captives and slaves aren’t going to be enough of an army to overthrow the strytes, and one of the first places they would think to ask for help would be the neighboring country of Briznom. None of that will happen until Crannig Castle, but Espionage does help to set up for it. Also, the Espionage characters will cross over into Time Captives in the last book. Crannig Castle can be read without Espionage (I tested that out on family members and beta readers), but Espionage helps things to make more sense.


What was the hardest part about writing this book?

They needed evidence against the bad guys. I had no clue how they were going to get it. I took a couple weeks to type in the story up to that point (since I’d written it on notebook paper), talked it over with my mom, and figured it out. It was a comparatively easy book to write.


What did you like best about writing this book?

Vannie and Kyle. Those two are some of my favorite characters. They’ve got such vibrant personalities, and they complement each other perfectly. I loved their interaction and the way their friendship develops. I can’t wait to write more about them. Which may be why random scenes involving them keep popping up on my computer.


About the Author


Morgan Huneke

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics.


You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest.



Join in the excitement of Espionage and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive a signed copy of Espionage. The second and third prize winners will receive an eCopy of Espionage in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.


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Welcome to my new author blog. Recently I published “The Spunky Monkeys, A Christmas Full of Surprises.” I am currently working on another book that I plan to publish. Future posts will include updates on my books.